Substitutes opening and closing title cards for a narrator. DIRECTOR: Gil Altschul; CAMERA: Bruce Colling; WRITERS: Hartley Pfeil; EDITOR: Ace Moore; AUTHORITY: Judson T. Landis, Ph.D., Family Sociologist, University of California, Berkeley; JEFF: Sanford Singer
Produced by Coronet Films. Educational collaborator: Judson T. Landis,
Ph. D., Family Sociologist, University of California.
Synopsis: Steady dating is considered a normal step in boy-girl relationships;
yet, as is true of so many normal steps, "going steady" brings advantages
and disadvantages, and many new problems. Sometimes going steady just
happens; sometimes it is planned; and sometimes it is almost forced on a
couple. This film tells the story of a young couple whose friends and fam-
ilies think they are going steady. The couple is not as sure; and neither
of them is certain that going steady is a good idea.
Structurally and in the technique of its presentation, the film does not
offer solutions to the problems of going steady; instead, it states varying
points of view and leaves the problems unsolved.
DIRECTOR: Gil Altschul; CAMERA: Bruce Colling; WRITERS: Hartley Pfeil; EDITOR: Ace Moore; AUTHORITY: Judson T. Landis, Ph.D., Family Sociologist, University of California, Berkeley; JEFF: Sanford Singer
October 31, 2017 Subject:
Steady: Do's and Dont's
Highly guilt ridden film made to poo-poo the remote fact of going steady unless you're good and ready. Film seems to okay the idea that it's alright to play the field more and not to take the idea of going steady too seriously. This is one very strange film if you consider all the other films in the Coronet canon. (especially 'Are You Ready For Marriage?) which seems to preach the opposite. The leads, who somewhat look like Liev Schrieber and Renee Zellweger, play the parts admirably, as the whole script is laughable. Especially the bit with the boy's parents on the couch. Highly Reccomended!!